Wild Take Down Predators in OT 3-2

December 28, 2016

Jared Spurgeon scored in overtime and the Minnesota Wild collected their 11th consecutive win as they topped the Nashville Predators by a 3-2 final on Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena.

The result gives Nashville a point in the standings, as well as points in four of their last five games, but that fact didn't provide much consolation for a team trying to stay in the thick of the Central Division race coming out of the holiday break.

"We need to find a way to be ready to play," forward Filip Forsberg said. "We have to be ready right away. [We didn't score on an early power play] and they scored right after. That's not the way we want to start the game, and we'd rather play with the lead."

 

NHL 2016: Wild vs Predators DEC 27NHL 2016: Wild vs Predators DEC 27December 27, 2016 Minnesota Wild center Erik Haula (56) and Nashville Predators center Mike Ribeiro (63) fight for the puck during a hockey match between the Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Wild lead Predators 1-0 after one period.(Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 27, 2016 Nashville Predators center Mike Ribeiro (63) and Minnesota Wild center Erik Haula (56) fight for position during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Wild vs Predators DEC 27NHL 2016: Wild vs Predators DEC 27December 27, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Viktor Arvidsson (38) during a hockey match between the Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 27, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Viktor Arvidsson (38) during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Wild vs Predators DEC 27NHL 2016: Wild vs Predators DEC 27December 27, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Colin Wilson (33) is called for goalie for running into Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) during a hockey match between the Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Wild lead Predators 1-0 after one period. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 27, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Colin Wilson (33) is called for goalie for running into Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Wild lead Predators 1-0 after one period. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Wild vs Predators DEC 27NHL 2016: Wild vs Predators DEC 27December 27, 2016 Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) blocks a shot during a hockey match between the Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee.Wild and Predators tied at 2 all in the second period. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 27, 2016 Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) blocks a shot during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee.Wild and Predators tied at 2 all in the second period. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Wild vs Predators DEC 27NHL 2016: Wild vs Predators DEC 27December 27, 2016 Minnesota Wild center Erik Haula (56) and Nashville Predators defenseman Yannick Weber (7) fight for the puck during a hockey match between the Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee.Wild and Predators tied at 2 all in the second period. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 27, 2016 Minnesota Wild center Erik Haula (56) and Nashville Predators defenseman Yannick Weber (7) fight for the puck during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee.Wild and Predators tied at 2 all in the second period. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Wild vs Predators DEC 27NHL 2016: Wild vs Predators DEC 27December 27, 2016 Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) deflects the puck off with his shoulder during a hockey match between the Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee.Wild and Predators tied at 2 all in the second period. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 27, 2016 Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) deflects the puck off with his shoulder during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee.Wild and Predators tied at 2 all in the second period. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Wild vs Predators DEC 27NHL 2016: Wild vs Predators DEC 27December 27, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Kevin Fiala (56) and Minnesota Wild center Mikael Granlund (64) fight to control the puck during a hockey match between the Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee.Wild and Predators tied at 2 all in the second period. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 27, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Kevin Fiala (56) and Minnesota Wild center Mikael Granlund (64) fight to control the puck during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee.Wild and Predators tied at 2 all in the second period. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Wild vs Predators DEC 27NHL 2016: Wild vs Predators DEC 27December 27, 2016 Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) blocks the puck during a hockey match between the Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Predators fall 3-2 in OT. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 27, 2016 Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) blocks the puck during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Predators fall 3-2 in OT. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Wild vs Predators DEC 27NHL 2016: Wild vs Predators DEC 27December 27, 2016 Nashville Predators center Calle Jarnkrok (19) tries to deflect the puck during a hockey match between the Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Predators fall 3-2 in OT. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 27, 2016 Nashville Predators center Calle Jarnkrok (19) tries to deflect the puck during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Predators fall 3-2 in OT. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Wild vs Predators DEC 27NHL 2016: Wild vs Predators DEC 27December 27, 2016 Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) blocks the shot from Nashville Predators left wing Viktor Arvidsson (38) during a hockey match between the Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Predators fall 3-2 in OT. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 27, 2016 Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) blocks the shot from Nashville Predators left wing Viktor Arvidsson (38) during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Predators fall 3-2 in OT. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Wild vs Predators DEC 27NHL 2016: Wild vs Predators DEC 27December 27, 2016 Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) watches the puck during a hockey match between the Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Predators fall 3-2 in OT. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 27, 2016 Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) watches the puck during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Predators fall 3-2 in OT. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Wild vs Predators DEC 27NHL 2016: Wild vs Predators DEC 27December 27, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Colin Wilson (33) fights to get the puck in the goal during a hockey match between the Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Predators fall 3-2 in OT. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 27, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Colin Wilson (33) fights to get the puck in the goal during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Predators fall 3-2 in OT. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Wild vs Predators DEC 27NHL 2016: Wild vs Predators DEC 27December 27, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Kevin Fiala (56) flips the puck during a hockey match between the Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Predators fall 3-2 in OT. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 27, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Kevin Fiala (56) flips the puck during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Predators fall 3-2 in OT. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Wild vs Predators DEC 27NHL 2016: Wild vs Predators DEC 27December 27, 2016 The winning goal gets by Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) during a hockey match between the Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Predators fall 3-2 in OT. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 27, 2016 The winning goal gets by Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Predators fall 3-2 in OT. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Wild vs Predators DEC 27NHL 2016: Wild vs Predators DEC 27December 27, 2016 Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) during a hockey match between the Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Predators fall 3-2 in OT. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 27, 2016 The winning goal gets by Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Predators fall 3-2 in OT. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Wild vs Predators DEC 27NHL 2016: Wild vs Predators DEC 27December 27, 2016 Minnesota Wild center Tyler Graovac (44) scores the winning goal in OT during a hockey match between the Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Predators fall 3-2 in OT. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 27, 2016 Minnesota Wild center Tyler Graovac (44) scores the winning goal in OT during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Predators fall 3-2 in OT. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Wild vs Predators DEC 27NHL 2016: Wild vs Predators DEC 27December 27, 2016 Minnesota Wild celebrate the victory during a hockey match between the Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Predators fall 3-2 in OT. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 27, 2016 Minnesota Wild celebrate the victory during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Predators fall 3-2 in OT. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)